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Techtextil North America returns to Raleigh

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‘It’s a great time to be in nonwovens’

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Student Spotlight: Effectiveness of centrifugal spinning for fine fiber nonwovens

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Fiber arrangement for facemask materials

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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Techtextil North America

Techtextil North America first brought its annual show for the technical textile industry to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2019. Presenting the event in the heart of the American textile industry proved to be a popular choice among attendees and exhibitors, so Messe Frankfurt is returning the North American edition of Techtextil to Raleigh this year, …

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Resin and staple fiber used

A view of the North American nonwovens market and material consumption Annually, INDA produces the North American Nonwovens Supply report based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders. The report provides an overall view of North American supply, including the key metrics of capacity, production, and operating rates, in addition to regional …

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Figure 1. Schematic of the centrifugal spinning process

Hanna Pysik is pursuing an M.Sc. in Textile Chain Research specializing in textile technology at Reutlingen University. Her semester thesis is in cooperation with the German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research in Denkendorf (Germany) where she is conducting research on the effects of centrifugal spinning for fine fiber nonwovens. Hanna first became interested in …

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Smart fabrics and interactive textiles (SFIT) are being employed in a range of applications

Humanity has long been able to conceptualize fitness, quantifying everything from strength and endurance to flexibility and agility. About 40 to 50 years ago, however, attention turned to the nutritional aspects of fitness, and healthy eating habits became integrated into the fitness-oriented lifestyle. Now, sleep has taken center stage as a vital component to both …

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